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1  Other / Meta / [POLL] DT2 Status; how many net inclusions should it take? on: June 24, 2022, 02:57:10 PM
I'm just curious about what you folks think.

Currently, only one DT1 inclusion is required for a member to be included in DT2 status.  In fact, a net score of 0 inclusions is all that is required, for example:  If Alice and Bob are both on DT1, and Alice includes Claire while Bob excludes Claire, Claire will be left with a net score of 0 DT1 inclusions, but that's all that is required for Claire to gain DT2 status.  In this example Claire's reviews will be displayed as "Trusted Feedback" if the user viewing the forum has the default Trust System settings.

Of course anyone can change their own Trust System settings, including the trusted depth of your included members' inclusions.  This is a good way to customize how you see "Trusted Feedback."  However, this is not something most newbies do when they first join the forum.  I don't know what percentage of members use custom trust lists, but I suspect it's on the low side of total active members.

I have mentioned my opinion about this in the past, but I'd rather not sway the voting by expressing it in this post.  I do encourage anyone with an opinion to share it here.
2  Other / Off-topic / mnightwaffle's car problems on: June 20, 2022, 08:59:31 PM
My car has some type of electrical problem or faulty install and it's going to be a few days until I can get it diagnosed properly. Battery keeps getting drained and it's not the alternator.
So I have to rent a car for work. $200 should cover the rental for the next few days.

Check the blinker fluid.  Cheesy

I'm not kidding.  It sounds like you've got a component shorted out and that's what is draining your battery.  I had the same symptoms with my ex-wife's Volvo several years ago.  I had driven the car to the grocery store, and some kid rear-ended me in the parking lot.  I looked the car over and saw no visible damage, so I waved him off and we went about our merry way.

The following winter the car's battery would drain over-night.  I would charge it, load-test it, checked the alternator, no issues whatsoever.  Same thing the next morning...  WTF?  Finally I notice one of the break lights was dimmer than the other, and upon taking a closer look I saw that it was about 2/3 full of water, lol.  So yeah, check the blinker fluid.
3  Other / Meta / Trouble posting images? on: June 20, 2022, 07:27:52 PM
Is anyone else having trouble loading images the past few weeks?

I usually use for hosting images, and lately I've noticed the " Image Proxy: Invalid Image" warning pop up frequently.  The problem is inconsistent, sometimes the image is displayed fine, other times the image won't load.

Should I not be using, or is there something else going on?
4  Economy / Goods / [AUCTION] Hardware Wallets; Ledger Nano X, Nano S, KeepKey on: June 04, 2022, 07:27:29 PM
USPS Priority Mail shipping to anywhere in the United States is included.  For international shipping please contact MinerJones.
All accessories and documentation are included unless otherwise noted.

    Auction format and rules:
  • Auction will run for ~5 days; until Wednesday June 9, 2022, 19:00 GMT.
  • Please do not bid unless you can make payment within 24 hours of the auction end time.
  • Each lot is to be bid on separately.
  • Bids are to be made in 0.05mBTC (0.00005 BTCitcoin) increments, for example:
    • Lot 2 - 0.05mBTC
    • Lot 3 - 0.15mBTC
  • No sniping; 15 minutes will be added to the time of any bid made within the last 15 minutes of the auction.
  • Have fun.

The M14 receiver heal is not for sale.
Payments here: bc1q2nwf4njwkpeuyycx5a95nj6mf8m45djdk863xs
Escrow welcome.

Lot 1: Ledger Nano X
Starting bid: 0.00mBTC

Lot 2: Ledger Nano S
Starting bid: 0.00mBTC

Lot 3: KeepKey.  New, unopened.
Starting bid: 0.00mBTC

Lot 4: KeepKey.  No cable or documentation included.
Starting bid: 0.00mBTC

5  Bitcoin / Electrum / Electrum 4.2.2 Released on: May 28, 2022, 06:41:37 PM
Electrum just released a new version, 4.2.2.  One of the "issues" they fixed wasn't actually an issue with Electrum, but rather an issue with a the crappy KeepKey hardware wallet.

# Release 4.2.2 - (May 27, 2022)
 * Lightning:
   - watching onchain outputs: significant perf. improvements (#7781)
   - enforce relative order of some msgs during chan reestablishment,
     lack of which can lead to unwanted force-closures (#7830)
   - fix: in case of a force-close containing incoming HTLCs, we were
     redeeming all HTLCs that we know the preimage for. This might
     publish the preimage of an incomplete MPP. (1a5ef554, e74e9d8e)
 * Hardware wallets:
   - smarter pairing during sign_transaction (238619f1)
   - keepkey: fix pairing with device using a workaround (#7779)
 * fix AppImage failing to run on certain systems (#7784)
 * fix "Automated BIP39 recovery" not scanning change paths (#7804)
 * bypass network proxy for localhost electrum server (#3126)

As you can see from the release notes above (emphasis mine,) the pairing issue with KeepKey has been fixed "using a workaround."  How do I know the issue is with the hardware wallet, and not Electrum?  The same pairing problem is endemic with the KeepKey and any desktop client I've tried.  The same problem with pairing is present with KeepKey's own bootloader and firmware update client.  The issue started after a firmware update roughly 2 years ago (IIRC,) and until now KeepKey has been unable to resolve their issue.  In order to pair a KeepKey with desktop clients one would have to run the application with administrator privileges.

I just tried the new version with one of my KeepKey HW wallets, and it pairs up smooth as silk.  Kudos to the Electrum team for stepping up and taking care of their supporters.
6  Other / Archival / [WTS] Hardware Wallets; Ledger Nano X, Nano S, KeepKey on: May 28, 2022, 08:05:18 AM
All prices include shipping anywhere in the United States, for international or discrete shipping please contact MinerJones.
All accessories and documentation are included unless otherwise noted.

The M14 receiver heal is not for sale.
Payments here: bc1q2nwf4njwkpeuyycx5a95nj6mf8m45djdk863xs
Or, if you prefer we can use escrow.

Ledger Nano X
$100 -

Ledger Nano S
$40 -

KeepKey.  New, unopened.
$35 -

KeepKey.  No cable or documentation included.
$20 -

7  Economy / Currency exchange / [H] Revolute $159 USD [W] BTC on: May 22, 2022, 03:12:06 AM
I have $159 USD in my Revolute wallet and want to trade it for BTC.  1:1 trade, at current Preev price.  You send first unless you're a trusted trader.

Funding address: bc1q4rtlk2y2kc9ehhvunv0qzs469kpujwl6k4a3y8

Hash: SHA256

21 MAY 2022
This is with the following trade offer:

I have $159 USD in my Revolute wallet and want to trade it for BTC.  1:1 trade, at current Preev price.  You send first unless you're a trusted trader.

Funding address: bc1q4rtlk2y2kc9ehhvunv0qzs469kpujwl6k4a3y8

8  Economy / Scam Accusations / Scam Alert! on: May 16, 2022, 05:38:47 PM
Don't fall for this:

To mark the second anniversary of providing top-notch services to our loyal customers, BNAX is pleased to announce a free trading bonus of 100$ in BTC.

Follow these 3 easy steps to claim your bonus:
1. Register on BNAX . com with invite code ó ZH29JJF
2. Verify your account
3. Buy or sell BTC for any amount
Done (bonus will be credited automatically within the next 14 days)

This promotion works as follows. All traders who buy 100$ worth of Bitcoin with one trade are eligible to claim as much. When you claim this bonus, it will be credited automatically to your Bitcoin account on BNAX within the next 14 days. After receiving the bonus, you are free to use it for trading as you see fit.

The bonus as well as all profits generated from it can be withdrawn at any time.

The promotion applies only to those who have a trading account with BNAX. The bonus can be granted only one time per unique customer. If BNAX determines that a customer has used or tried to abuse the bonus, BNAX reserves the right to refuse, suspend, or withdraw the bonus from the customerís balance, as well as the right to forfeit any trading bonus already granted to that customer.

This bonus is intended to help both new and veteran traders boost their trading activity and try out different trading strategies on BNAX. It is an excellent opportunity for traders to get extra funds to leverage the advantages that the exchange offers.

Donít forget to follow our announcements so that you donít miss any bonuses and promotions that are coming next!

BNAX Europe Limited is a global premier cryptocurrency exchange supporting over 100 cryptocurrencies with a trading volume exceeding 1$ billion and totalling more than 1 million users worldwide.

This user has been absent since August of 2019, and previously posted only in Russian.  Now he's woken up and spamming this drivel (written in nearly perfect English) all over the forum.  The site he's spamming for has a splash page that warns you about scams, lol.  Then you'll notice the "exchange" that's selling bitcoin for about 10% more than any legit exchange.  If this were real, people would deposit shitcoins, exchange them for bitcoin, rinse, lather, repeat.

The $100 bonus is obviously a ruse to get you to deposit your money, and wait two weeks so all your friends whom you referred will have the chance to get scammed also.
9  Other / Politics & Society / 2000 Mules on: May 10, 2022, 04:58:37 PM
A movie by Dinesh D'Souza called 2000 Mules (2022) has just been released, and attempts to expose the concerted effort to thwart the 2020 presidential election.

I know this has been discussed here before, and all the power in the universe came down hard on all those promoting "conspiracy theories" about the validity of the 2020 election.  The real conspiracy was the effort by the media to marginalize anyone who sided with Trump as a conspiracy theorist.  The far-left leaning operatives of Democratic party colluded with the media to squash any attempt at rational discussion.  Any one questioning the validity of the election was written off as a right-wing nut-job conspiracy theorist, and subsequently ignored.  All the "Fact Checking" seemed to diminish the value of real, hard evidence that there was a criminal effort to steer the election away from Trump.

Now this move shows just how real the threat to our elections really is.  Not to fear, however, the misinformation machine is already in full swing with more "Fact Checking," excuse making, and deflection.  Just do a quick google search for "2000 Mules" and enjoy the hair-raising vacillations of leftist operatives.

So now, we have at least two verified methods used by the Media and the DNC to steal the 2020 election: The killing of the Laptop story in October 2020, and the far-reaching evidence of mass-voter fraud.  The Criminal Enterprise known as the Democratic Party needs to be stopped.

I have a feeling we'll soon be hearing about Georgia, Mariposa County, and Dominion Voting Machines again in the near future.  But, don't expect those headlines to trump the January 6th "insurrection" as a "threat to our democracy."
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / California to encourage companies to deal in cryptocurrency? on: May 05, 2022, 09:04:46 PM
I'm no fan of California's governor, Grave Nuisance Gavin Newsome, and now he's done something which I believe is a mixed blessing.  Yesterday he signed an executive order requiring regulatory agencies to create a regulatory framework for companies dealing in crypto.  I think this was inevitable, and certainly seems to be a harbinger of mass adoption, but exactly how do these bureaucrats expect to regulate crypto?  

Let's be honest, Newsome isn't a fan of crypto but he's also not dumb.  He sees the tide is coming in, and he wants to make sure he's getting a piece of the pie.  Reading the article it becomes apparent that the headlines are rather misleading, and possibly intentionally so.  The purpose isn't to encourage crypto, it's to regulate it.  

I've seen this kind of thing before.  In the aughts and teens California changed the way the internet does business.  In the early days mail order and internet purchases were not subject to California's sales tax, and through law-suits and regulation the state changed all that.  If there's a state in this country that has the sway and clout to change the way the world deals in crypto, California is the narcissistic state that thinks it has that swagger.  They may be right.
11  Other / Off-topic / Remote access to my node server behind CGNAT on: January 24, 2022, 04:26:54 PM
I live in a region where the internet and it's affiliated technology was spawned and developed.  However, since I'm in a somewhat rural area I am unable to get anything better than 18Mbps ADSL from our local Baby Bell.  I have no other internet options other than satellite or 5G wireless.

DSL was pretty bad ass back in 2003 when I first got it, but there have been no upgrades to our infrastructure since then.  It really frustrates me because there's 1Gbps Fiber available in the surrounding towns, some with a smaller population than mine.  What's even more frustrating is that the Fiber network's hub is my town!  WTF, AT&T?

Regardless, I got fed up with DSL and signed up for SkyNet several months ago.  My satellite kit from Cyberdyne Systems finally arrived, and I got hooked up this past weekend.  I did my research and was under the impression that by bypassing the included hardware I would be able to access my servers remotely.  I have never had any experience with CGNAT before, but now I'm learning that is not the case.

Does anyone know of an open-source solution to expose my servers to the internet?  I don't want to use a third party like NGROC, but I'm not familiar enough with networking to know what is the best solution.  I don't mind paying for a VPS and using that to establish a VPN, but I'm again I have very little experience with that kind of set up and wouldn't know where to start.

I'm hoping someone more familiar with CGNAT restrictions can point me in the right direction.

12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Help with testnet node on: December 12, 2021, 07:19:21 PM
I'm trying to set up a test-net node that closely resembles my main-net node, but I'm having trouble getting it started with systemctl.  I assume my configuration files are the root cause.  Journalctl isn't giving me much information: bitcoind.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.  The service is supposed to be run by service user "bitcoin," and I made sure the configuration and data directoreis, and the files within are owned by that user.

My bitcoind.service file:

Description=Bitcoin Testnet

ExecStart=/usr/bin/bitcoind -testnet \
                            -pid=/run/bitcoind/ \
                            -conf=/etc/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf \

# Make sure the config directory is readable by the service user
ExecStartPre=/bin/chgrp bitcoin /etc/bitcoin

# Process management


# Directory creation and permissions

# Run as bitcoin:bitcoin

# /run/bitcoind

# /etc/bitcoin

# /var/lib/bitcoind

# Hardening measures

# Provide a private /tmp and /var/tmp.

# Mount /usr, /boot/ and /etc read-only for the process.

# Deny access to /home, /root and /run/user

# Disallow the process and all of its children to gain
# new privileges through execve().

# Use a new /dev namespace only populated with API pseudo devices
# such as /dev/null, /dev/zero and /dev/random.

# Deny the creation of writable and executable memory mappings.


My bitcoin.config file:


# Options only for mainnet

# Options only for testnet

# Options only for regtest


I figured it out by trying to run bitcoind from the command line using the same settings as systemctl's bitcoind.service file:
sudo -H -u bitcoin bash -c 'bitcoind -testnet -pid=/run/bitcoind/ -conf=/etc/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf -datadir=/var/lib/bitcoind'

And that resulted in this error:
Error: Config setting for -rpcbind only applied on test network when in [test] section.

I fixed it by adding rpcbind= to the [test] section.  
13  Other / Off-topic / Windows 11 Reviews and Impressions on: October 12, 2021, 02:31:02 AM
I'm not ashamed to admit that I like Windows.  I was early to upgrade to Win7 and Win10, and so this past weekend I upgraded my main rig to Windows 11.  I played with it on a spare laptop for a couple of weeks, so I knew what I was getting into.  Oddly, the things I like about it the most are the ways it integrates Linux.  It also borrows a few things from Linux and BSD based OSs, like the center mounted task bar menu and multiple desktops.  The multiple desktop feature is actually usable this time, and it integrates well with multiple displays.  It comes in handy when I have a bunch of stuff open for work, and just need a mental break.

After the upgrade (fresh install) I was able to install all my favorite bitcoin apps.  I have my bitcoin core data files on secondary internal drive, so synchronization was done by the time I thought to check. Electrum installed without issue, and all my hardware wallets linked up without issue.

As is usual for most OS upgrades, the majority of the changes are just fluff and aesthetics.  Win11 isn't any different, but there are a couple of key additions that I find useful.  Here are a couple of my favorite:

The Windows Terminal has been available on Windows 10 for over a year now, but it's integrated into Windows 11.  It's become my favorite tool to manage my servers and VMs, or just as the PowerShell console.  It makes managing SSH connections a breeze.

The other really cool feature is the integration of the WSL file system into Windows Explorer, which can (natively) read Linux file systems now.

14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Help with local install on: September 27, 2021, 12:29:12 AM
I need some help installing a local instance of, hoping some of you with experience can chime in.

I've installed all the dependencies using apt, so they should all be stable LTS versions.  I also installed npm.  

I am trying to run this on separate hardware than my bitcoind and electrumx services.  On the mempool machine I set up the config file with the node server's local IP, and an rpc password generated using  On the node server I added the user authorization to the bitcoin.conf file, opened the applicable ports in ufw, and set port routing in my router.  I double checked all that over and over, so I'm sure that's not presenting any issues.

I installed nodejs and mariadb only on the machine that'll be running mempool, not on the machine running bitcoind/electrumx.

Here's the error I get when trying to run the backend:

direwolf@mempoolserver:/usr/local/bin/mempool/backend$ sudo npm run start

> mempool-backend@2.2.2 start /usr/local/bin/mempool/backend
> node --max-old-space-size=2048 dist/index.js


SyntaxError: Unexpected token ;
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:723:23)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:789:10)
    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:653:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:593:12)
    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:585:3)
    at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:831:12)
    at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:283:19)
    at bootstrapNodeJSCore (internal/bootstrap/node.js:623:3)
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! mempool-backend@2.2.2 start: `node --max-old-space-size=2048 dist/index.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the mempool-backend@2.2.2 start script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /root/.npm/_logs/2021-09-26T23_59_21_850Z-debug.log

Here's my mempool-config.json file.  I only changed the rpc password in two places, and the IP address in thee places (as shown below.)

  "MEMPOOL": {
    "NETWORK": "mainnet",
    "BACKEND": "electrum",
    "HTTP_PORT": 8999,
    "API_URL_PREFIX": "/api/v1/",
    "POLL_RATE_MS": 2000,
    "CACHE_DIR": "./cache",
    "BLOCK_WEIGHT_UNITS": 4000000,
  "CORE_RPC": {
    "HOST": "<local node server ip>",
    "PORT": 8332,
    "USERNAME": "mempool",
    "PASSWORD": "<rpcpassword generated by>"
    "HOST": "<local node server ip>",
    "PORT": 50002,
    "TLS_ENABLED": true
  "ESPLORA": {
    "REST_API_URL": ""
    "ENABLED": false,
    "HOST": "<local node server ip>",
    "PORT": 8332,
    "USERNAME": "mempool",
    "PASSWORD": "<rpcpassword generated by>"
    "ENABLED": true,
    "HOST": "",
    "PORT": 3306,
    "DATABASE": "mempool",
    "USERNAME": "mempool",
    "PASSWORD": "mempool"
  "SYSLOG": {
    "ENABLED": true,
    "HOST": "",
    "PORT": 514,
    "MIN_PRIORITY": "info",
    "FACILITY": "local7"
    "ENABLED": true,
  "BISQ": {
    "ENABLED": false,
    "DATA_PATH": "/bisq/statsnode-data/btc_mainnet/db"

Thanks in advance.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / error *** Disk space is too low! on: August 30, 2021, 03:11:54 AM
This is maybe more help with Ubuntu than bitcoin core.  I know I have plenty of room on the hard drive, but I'm getting an error in the debug log file claiming the disk space is too low.

This from fdisk:

         Device: /dev/sda3
          Start: 3147776
            End: 2930274303
        Sectors: 2927126528
           Size: 1.4T
           Type: Linux LVM
      Type-UUID: E6D6D379-F507-44C2-A23C-238F2A3DF928
           UUID: 14389213-92EC-4E00-AAB3-34706F9E0FF6

I originally had the partition set to Linux filetype and it showed the same disk size, but I had been the same error.    I thought maybe converting it would help.

From debug.log
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z *** Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Error: Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z RewindBlockIndex: unable to flush state to disk (Disk space is too low!)
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Shutdown requested. Exiting.
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Shutdown: In progress...
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z scheduler thread exit
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z *** Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Error: Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z ForceFlushStateToDisk: failed to flush state (Disk space is too low!)
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z *** Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Error: Disk space is too low!
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z ForceFlushStateToDisk: failed to flush state (Disk space is too low!)
2021-08-30T02:29:00Z Shutdown: done

Any ideas what could be causing this?

Machine: Dell Optiplex with i5 processor and 16Gb of ram.
OS: Ubuntu server 20.04.3
Core: 0.21.1
16  Economy / Scam Accusations / Warning! - Phishing sites impersonating ChipMixer - Warning! on: July 18, 2021, 04:18:13 PM
As of a couple of days ago the real ChipMixer clear net site has been under DDOS attacks.  Yesterday the site was pulled from google's search results, and only phishing sites are included in the results.  As of today, the clear net site is unreachable.  This has happened before, leading to many people to lose their money to scammers.

Do not fall for this scam attempt.  Be diligent and ensure you're dealing with the real ChipMixer.

If you encounter a phishing site, please post it here and I'll add it to lists below.

ChipMixer's Ann page on this forum:

Official ChipMixer sites:
Clear net:
Tor site: http://chipmixorflykuxu56uxy7gf5o6ggig7xru7dnihc4fm4cxqsc63e6id.onion/

The URLs below will direct you to phishing sites!
Do not send them your money, you'll never get it back!

Clearnet phishing sites' URLs

Tor phishing sites' URLs:
  • http://chipmimafhc2kl3alfjmztq2xglxznzuwnksh6qxnq4os7ah4zyypzqd.onion/
  • http://chipmixer7vrgjzh.onion/
  • http://chipmixbvyyrylfmrwjdcdcxtxvrbmdyfpsm4456fnku2ajo2obva6yd.onion/
17  Other / Meta / Admin/Mods Please lock the Livecoin Thread on: July 09, 2021, 09:33:11 PM
Admins and Mods,
Please take a moment to investigate what's going on with the Livecoin service discussion thread.  Even thought Livecoin has ceased operations and is out of business, the thread is being spammed by a bunch of newbie accounts that appear to be shills, bots, or both.  The typical reasons for reports don't seem to apply to the individual posts (incentivized posting, maybe?) so I'm afraid reporting them won't help.  Others have already done so, to no avail.

There's a discussion in the Reputation board about the issue which includes more details:

Please lock or nuke the thread.
18  Economy / Reputation / 1xbit is at it again with bounty and a signature campaign on: May 26, 2021, 01:32:43 AM
1xbit is at it again.  They showed up today with a new account and started a signature campaign, and of course, they have many applicants already.  Then they  started a bounty for reviews, in a self-moderated thread, lol.

I'm not a fan of tagging accounts for wearing a signature, but I am hoping this will cause some to think about whether they want to support this outfit.  

Here's a list of the 1xbit accounts, read the


Here's the thread 1xbit started to "fix" their reputation:
19  Other / Archival / Amazon AWS & SES Account Sellers Tag & Flag Reference Thread on: April 22, 2021, 04:21:22 PM
Do Not Buy Accounts Without Using Escrow!

Amazon AWS and SES account sellers should not to be trusted!
Some may have actual accounts for sale, while many are opportunistic scammers that will take your money given the opportunity.
Also note that most, if not all the accounts sold on this forum are hacked or created using falsified documents.
It shouldn't be a surprise that participants of this unscrupulous activity would take advantage of you if given the chance.
Don't let yourself be fooled by the promise of saving a little money.
If you insist on engaging in this activity, use a trusted third-party escrow.


I've just been informed by theymos that AWS account sales have been added to the list of Banned Services:

This thread is intended as a reference for the tags and flags I plan to apply to ALL AWS account sellers.

As many of you know, there's a constant stream of scam accusations about those who sell AWS accounts.  It could be just one or a small group of scammers constantly creating new accounts to shed the red-tagged previous account.  I'm sick of it, and I'm resorting to extreme measures.  No more Mr. Nice Guy!

This isn't the first time I've gotten fed up with all the AWS account scammers here on the forum, nor is it the first time I've tried to do something about it.  At some point last year I got just as frustrated with these reports, and decided I would offer free escrow service to help prevent scams.  Well, that worked out for a short time, and I'd like to believe that I helped some people trade safely.  Obviously the scammers weren't happy about that, so at least one (possibly more) started harassing me with numerous alt accounts, here and on Telegram, effectively wasting more of my time than I could afford.  It worked, and eventually I was forced to abandon the project.  Admittedly this coincided with me becoming very busy at work, which only made the frustration of caving-in feel even worse.  Sadly, I had to admit that the fucking scammers won that round.

To those of you who see this as over-the-top, possibly even an abuse of the trust and flag system, I suggest the following:

To the rest of you, I hope you'll join me.

I've reached out to theymos about this use of the trust and flag system to get this thoughts.  Although I get the sense he sees this as an extreme measure, he indicated the use of the trust and flag system in this way is justifiable.  I won't attempt to put words in his mouth, I'm sure he'll share his feelings here if he wishes.
20  Other / Archival / Is JayJuanGee a CUNT? [Asking for a friend.] on: April 10, 2021, 06:22:33 PM
Just thought I'd help JayJuanGee out.  In a discussion about our resident cuntophrenic I found his ruminations regarding the absence of any attention payed to his cuntiness.

I am thinking that there is likely a reason that no one has started a thread calling me a cunt, and probably it is not because I am not a cunt, but instead because I would likely not take the bait as much as some people in terms of creating some entertainment value in the mere proddings..

I myself am impartial; if a man wants a thread about him being a cunt (or not,) who am I to argue?  This is 2021 after all.  We're all encouraged to explore our true inner-beings.


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